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Windows 7: Rename Network Printer?


05 Jun 2010   #1

Win 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Rename Network Printer?

Is it possible to use a user-friendly name for a network printer in Windows 7?

I've enabled the administrator user account and have logged in using it to try to take care of the printer renaming. In Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers I see my networked printer as "aficiocl4000 on Rnp8ee1ff" which isn't exactly a user-friendly identification.

When I right click on the printer icon, choose Printer Properties and then the General tab I see "aficiocl4000" at the top. I can highlight that text but not change it.

On the Ports tab this printer is on the Port "\\Rnp8ee1ff\aficiocl4000" - when adding the printer I wasn't given an opportunity to choose a less awkward port name. The port's Description is given as "Client Side Rendering Provider".

I downloaded the printer driver from the printer's manufacturer. The printer's IP address is assigned by DHCP.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

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05 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you try this?

Rename a printer
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05 Jun 2010   #3
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stumptown Geek View Post
Is it possible to use a user-friendly name for a network printer in Windows 7?

I've enabled the administrator user account and have logged in using it to try to take care of the printer renaming. In Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers I see my networked printer as "aficiocl4000 on Rnp8ee1ff" which isn't exactly a user-friendly identification.

When I right click on the printer icon, choose Printer Properties and then the General tab I see "aficiocl4000" at the top. I can highlight that text but not change it.

On the Ports tab this printer is on the Port "\\Rnp8ee1ff\aficiocl4000" - when adding the printer I wasn't given an opportunity to choose a less awkward port name. The port's Description is given as "Client Side Rendering Provider".

I downloaded the printer driver from the printer's manufacturer. The printer's IP address is assigned by DHCP.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.
If you have installed the software that comes with it, you should be able to loggin at IP page, Config Page and parameters to rename it.
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29 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 7 32bit, Windows 7 64bit
 
 

To rename a printer, the common method is the "Printer Properties" not the bottom right-click link in Windows 7 "Properties"

Windows 7 has separated the properties of previous Windows versions into multiple sections.
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07 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 professional 64
 
 
Solved

When you get to "View devices and printers" and you select the printer you want to change the name of, you must then select printer properties (usually the 4th one down) not properties which is at the bottom. At this point you can only highlight text and not change it. You have to select Change Properties at the lower left corner to make any changes to the name. So if anyone else searches this their search can now end here. Hope I helped someone.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stumptown Geek View Post
Is it possible to use a user-friendly name for a network printer in Windows 7?

I've enabled the administrator user account and have logged in using it to try to take care of the printer renaming. In Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers I see my networked printer as "aficiocl4000 on Rnp8ee1ff" which isn't exactly a user-friendly identification.

When I right click on the printer icon, choose Printer Properties and then the General tab I see "aficiocl4000" at the top. I can highlight that text but not change it.

On the Ports tab this printer is on the Port "\\Rnp8ee1ff\aficiocl4000" - when adding the printer I wasn't given an opportunity to choose a less awkward port name. The port's Description is given as "Client Side Rendering Provider".

I downloaded the printer driver from the printer's manufacturer. The printer's IP address is assigned by DHCP.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

***I highly discourage this unless your are completely comfortable with doing something that may cause permanent irreversible undesired consequences if done improperly***
Alright, now that the standard "Do this at your own risk, it is not my fault" disclaimer is out of the way...
I was having the same problem, and thought that the answer may lie in the registry. I did some browsing and discovered the solution. Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print\Printers\<name of your device>". Click on that folder and then look for value name "Name" on the right. (EDIT: The current value should be the network path of your device. Don't worry, it will not alter the functionality.) Right click on that value and click "Modify". In the new window change the value data to whatever you want the name to be. Restart the computer and voila!

Hope this helps someone.
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06 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

to rglvoer1168
Your suggestion does not work.
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13 Nov 2012   #8

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Thanks

thanks, perfect. 2 propreties items on 1 dropdown. confusing.
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22 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Fabulous

Thanks very much - Microsoft's answer pointed to the Properties at the bottom

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rglover1168 View Post
When you get to "View devices and printers" and you select the printer you want to change the name of, you must then select printer properties (usually the 4th one down) not properties which is at the bottom. At this point you can only highlight text and not change it. You have to select Change Properties at the lower left corner to make any changes to the name. So if anyone else searches this their search can now end here. Hope I helped someone.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stumptown Geek View Post
Is it possible to use a user-friendly name for a network printer in Windows 7?

I've enabled the administrator user account and have logged in using it to try to take care of the printer renaming. In Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers I see my networked printer as "aficiocl4000 on Rnp8ee1ff" which isn't exactly a user-friendly identification.

When I right click on the printer icon, choose Printer Properties and then the General tab I see "aficiocl4000" at the top. I can highlight that text but not change it.

On the Ports tab this printer is on the Port "\\Rnp8ee1ff\aficiocl4000" - when adding the printer I wasn't given an opportunity to choose a less awkward port name. The port's Description is given as "Client Side Rendering Provider".

I downloaded the printer driver from the printer's manufacturer. The printer's IP address is assigned by DHCP.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.
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